The kitchen demo is officially underway! Our contractor, Hugh, and his crew began tearing the ceiling, walls and floors apart on Thursday.
Hubby swung by to discuss lighting options for the ceiling with Hugh, and took some photos of the progress.
The kitchen ceiling was originally a textured eyesore that reminded us of the Golden Girls' house at Shady Pines. It was unusually low as well, and gave the room a cramped feeling.
We were hopeful that there was something beneath the plaster might be presentable if exposed. Hubby took a hammer to the ceiling on his first visit after closing, and was happy to see wooden beams.
Phase one of the ceiling demo was to get rid of the plaster. What a difference!
Phase 2 was to bring the ceiling down to studs. Next on the to-do list is removing the nails from the beams and deciding on the best lighting option.
We like the look of these lights but it remains to be seen if this sort of thing is achievable with the type of ceiling we have:
We're heading to the house this afternoon to work on removing the nails and steaming away the wallpaper in the dining room. Although we have Hugh and his team for the structural work and most of the heavy lifting, we're eager to jump in and do whatever we can ourselves (partly to keep costs lower but mainly because we love this stuff).
So it looks like our weekends are booked until the end of the year! That's a little scary to think about, but, in the end, it's a small sacrifice to make to have something that's completely ours.
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